#1
If you were to notate the positions/modes of a F major scale it would be

F Ionian on 1st fret - G Dorian on 3rd fret - A Phrygian on the 5th fret
Ab Lydian on the 6th fret - C Mixolydian on the 8th fret - D Aeolian on the 10th fret
and E Locrian on the 12th fret right?

in major keys its always ionian-dorian-phrygian-lydian-mixolydian-aeolian-locrian
right?
#2
W W H W W W H is the way I remember major scales.
F G A Bb C D E F
1 3 5 6 8 1012 13
#3
Pretty much. As with any scale, you don't want to limit yourself to playing the scale in a single box shape though. Ideally, you want to be as comfortable playing that C Mixolydian at the 8th as you are at the 3rd.

When you begin learning modes, the best thing you can do is to learn the NOTES and INTERVALS instead of relying on positions. It will help you immensely - you stop being a monkey smashing out tired patterns and actually use the chords

BTW - you mean You mean Bb Lydian not Ab Lydian.
#4
Quote by newguitars08
If you were to notate the positions/modes of a F major scale it would be

F Ionian on 1st fret - G Dorian on 3rd fret - A Phrygian on the 5th fret
Ab Lydian on the 6th fret - C Mixolydian on the 8th fret - D Aeolian on the 10th fret
and E Locrian on the 12th fret right?

In a diatonic scale, you should'nt repeat a letter, so the Ab(which should actually be A#) should be a Bb.

Quote by newguitars08
in major keys its always ionian-dorian-phrygian-lydian-mixolydian-aeolian-locrian
right?

Yes